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Twitter: @CPJAmericas
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Central and South America Program Coordinator:
Natalie Southwick
Tel: 212-465-1004, ext. 120, 146
Fax: 212-465-9568

P.O. Box 2675
New York, NY 10108 USA

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FAC, CPJ ask San Francisco mayor to protect journalist freedoms

January 21, 2020 1:09 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and the free speech non-profit First Amendment Coalition today sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed requesting a meeting about steps the city can take to ensure press freedom....

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CPJ, 57 news organizations ask Senate to rethink press restrictions during impeachment

January 17, 2020 4:56 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and at 57 other news organizations yesterday sent a letter to Senate authorities asking them to reconsider press restrictions during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump....

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Masked attackers ransack Chilean newspaper, break equipment and set fires

January 16, 2020 3:04 PM ET

Miami, January 16, 2020—Chilean authorities should immediately investigate an attack on the daily newspaper El Mercurio de Antofagasta and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Masked men broke into the newspaper’s headquarters in Antofagasta, a city in northern Chile, on January 13, damaging...

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Missing radio anchor found dead in Mexico’s Michoacán state

January 13, 2020 6:36 PM ET

Mexico City, January 13, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Mexican authorities to open a credible and transparent investigation into the death of reporter Fidel Ávila Góme, whose body was found on January 7 near the state borders of Michoacán and Guerrero....

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Colombian magazine Semana alleges military spied on its journalists

January 13, 2020 3:00 PM ET

Bogotá, January 13, 2020 – Colombian authorities must undertake an in-depth and transparent investigation into allegations that the military illegally spied on journalists, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police beat, detain journalists covering protests in São Paulo

January 10, 2020 4:05 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, January 10, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must promptly investigate alleged police harassment and attacks against journalists covering protests in São Paulo, and ensure that reporters can safely cover demonstrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Venezuelan photojournalist Jesús Medina released after 16 months in prison

January 7, 2020 1:10 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Venezuelan freelance photojournalist Jesús Medina after more than 16 months of arbitrary detention, and called for Venezuelan authorities to drop all charges against him....

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For journalists with health issues from covering 9/11, support is available

January 6, 2020 2:27 PM ET

Like the first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, thoughts of personal safety were far from the minds of the journalists who covered the largest terror attack on U.S. soil....

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British Virgin Islands law to impose fines, jail terms for online defamation

December 23, 2019 3:40 PM ET

Miami, December 23, 2019 -- British Virgin Islands Governor Augustus Jaspert should reject cybercrime legislation recently approved by the territory’s legislature, or require revisions to the bill to protect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Headquarters of Chilean daily El Líder damaged in arson attack by protesters

December 20, 2019 1:15 PM ET

On November 26, 2019, at around 8 p.m., unidentified demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Chilean newspaper El Líder, in the commune of San Antonio, Valparaíso, started fires, and vandalized the newspaper’s offices, according to news reports and a statement from the National Press Association, an independent association of...

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